Workplace Wellness Links for Libraries 1.2, January 13, 2023

When I first thought about writing a weekly post with links related to health and wellness I envisioned sort of an annotated biography where I shared some thoughts on how and why the links were important to wellness at work. And maybe selecting a theme for each week. Perfect is the enemy of the good. … Continue reading Workplace Wellness Links for Libraries 1.2, January 13, 2023

Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries is finally out!

I am excited to share that the book Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries is finally out. It seems far longer than two and half years since we signed the contract the beginning of March 2020. The vision for what the book would be was changed greatly by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries is finally out!

Presentation “Wellness for Librarians” IFLA panel

In April I presented as part of a panel on wellness for librarians for IFLA's Continuing Professional Development and Workforce Learning (CPDWL) Section and New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG). Description: Since March 2020 librarians, along with the entire world, have been experiencing acute levels of stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic. Recently, stressors related to civil … Continue reading Presentation “Wellness for Librarians” IFLA panel

Library Staff Wellness Links Week of June 14

The last month has flown by, and it included a much-needed vacation and a weekend getaway to an Airbnb in a small town. I have also been writing the book. A draft of the cover is in!  Join the Fostering Wellness in the Library Workplace Facebook group for articles, discussions, and more related to creating a … Continue reading Library Staff Wellness Links Week of June 14

BLOSSOM Welcome Remarks #blossom2021

Below are the opening remarks I delivered as part of BLOSSOM Building Life-Long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale and Mindfulness March 24 - 26, 2021 A free 3 day virtual symposium for library staff focused on their health and wellness. Welcome. I want to thank you for your time and attention to this event. … Continue reading BLOSSOM Welcome Remarks #blossom2021

Schedule for BLOSSOM A free virtual symposium for library staff #blossom2021

It is hard to believe that only a little over four months I proposed to my supervisor that we host a virtual event for library staff health and wellness. I do not often overlap my day job with my blog and outside work, but this project used all of my resources both inside and outside … Continue reading Schedule for BLOSSOM A free virtual symposium for library staff #blossom2021

New Series at WebJunction on Library Staff Health

It seems like forever ago that I talked with the team at WebJunction about writing a regular column on library staff health and wellness. Like all things during the Pandemic this has not unfolded how I had imagined. But I am pleased to share with you that the first column is finally up! Through this … Continue reading New Series at WebJunction on Library Staff Health